ALLways is the distillation of our understanding and creation of access that we share with the broader arts community. This curriculum is grounded in transformative personal and organizational work: not a checklist, but a shared exploration of principles to create equity and hospitality across your art, events, programs, and organizations.
Kinetic Light is constantly engaged in active research and development of new tools and techniques for creating access, community, and equity. After we've proven those tools and practices in our own work and events, we share them out to the field. This is part of the work that we share at every venue where we perform and teach.
The ALLways curriculum consists of multiple practice levels and focus areas, and students are invited into a community of support and practice. We invite organizations who are interested in engaging deeply with this work to contact us. This work ranges from introductory workshops for people new to access and equity to custom and advanced curricula.
Reach out to Access ALLways lead Laurel Lawson with questions about customized trainings, or email Access Manager Rachel Hickman with questions about registration or to get on the notification list for upcoming public sessions.
These access in the arts workshops are three hour participatory, online workshops rooted in Kinetic Light’s Access ALLways methodology and designed for arts organizations, producers, and event organizers. The ALLways method, grounded in KL’s holistic research and practice and led by Laurel Lawson, uses fundamental principles of equity and hospitality to help you learn how to create equitable access for your performances, events, audiences, and organization.
The October 3 session, ALLways: Producing Accessible Online Events, is for arts workers with new to intermediate experience levels with disability or accessibility. Online programming and engagement has long been a critical location for disabled gathering and creation; now, online programming is here to stay for arts organizations who want to offer vibrant and accessible programming and fulfill their highest potential to reach their audience. Come learn how to deepen your online practices to sustain and create meaningful connections.
The November 9 session, ALLways: Centering Disability in Strategy, Systems & Structures, is best suited for arts professionals with new to intermediate experience with disability or accessibility. While institutional interest in supporting disabled artists and access work has boomed – this well-intentioned support will be ineffective at supporting equity, justice, and field-wide change if we don’t examine the underlying assumptions and structures. Join us to learn how centering artistry and access can permeate and ripple through organizational structures and cultures.
CART/ASL and verbal description included for each session.
Early Bird Pricing for the October session ends August 31. Early Bird Pricing for the November session ends September 30. Reach out for pricing for teams of three or more.